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Design and development of Tokyo Tech pico-satellite Cute-1.7
Author(s): Jun'ichi Kotoku; Jun Kataoka; Yusuke Kuramoto; Yoichi Yatsu; Tomoko Ikagawa; Takao Saito; Nobuyuki Kawai; Naoki Miyashita; Masafumi Iai; Kuniyuki Omagari; Ken Fujiwara; Yusuke Funaki; Hideyuki Yabe; Saburo Matunaga; Tatsushi Shima
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Paper Abstract

Cute-1.7 is a pico-satellite mainly developed by students at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech). This will be the second satellite built at Tokyo Tech after the first one, CUTE-I, which was launched in June 2003. The configuration of Cute-1.7 is a 10 cm × 10 cm × 20 cm box with a mass of 2 kg. The engineering objective of Cute-1.7 is to validate commercially available products such as Personal Digital Assistances (PDAs) in the space environment, and to demonstrate a "satellite core concept" which is dividing a satellite into a bus component and a mission component to adopt various missions. The scientific objective is to demonstrate the performance of avalanche photo diodes (APDs) as future X-ray detectors used in the space environment. Results of this mission will provide the first feedback for a space application of APD such as Japan's future X-ray astronomy mission NeXT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5898, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV, 58980Z (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.614224
Show Author Affiliations
Jun'ichi Kotoku, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Jun Kataoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yusuke Kuramoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yoichi Yatsu, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tomoko Ikagawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Takao Saito, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kawai, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Naoki Miyashita, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Masafumi Iai, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kuniyuki Omagari, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Ken Fujiwara, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Yusuke Funaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hideyuki Yabe, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Saburo Matunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Tatsushi Shima, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5898:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIV
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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